Holly Lebowitz Rossi
March 25, 2013

Norovirus, which causes severe stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting, is now the leading cause of stomach distress, or acute gastroenteritis, in U.S. children. This is the finding of a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.  The study estimates that norovirus infection leads to 14,000 hospitalizations, 281,000 emergency room visits, and 627,000 outpatient visits a year.

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